Do I need to inform my visitors about cookies?

All of PagePicnic's websites use cookies, which are small packages of data sent between a website and its visitors in order to perform certain tasks - such as collecting statistics.

According to the European Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58), web domain administrators need to inform users that they use cookies.

Current legislation states that a domain administrator within the European Union is obliged to inform the user about the purpose of the cookie, and that the visitor will be allowed to give his or her consent to the usage.

While the approach to informing visitors about the usage of cookies, and the possibility to opt-out, may be interpreted in several ways, it is advisable to include a cookie policy somewhere on your website. A cookie policy may, but does not have to, look like this:

This website uses cookies to allow us to see how the site is used. The cookies cannot identify you. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this. If you want to use the sites without cookies, please turn off cookies in your browser preferences.

If you want to learn more about this issue, you could for example have a look at www.allaboutcookies.org.

 


Article was last updated: 2014-02-28


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